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Old 20th August 2019, 06:36 PM   #801
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
Exactly.

Americans have got to take control of their government, and fast. You've got to vote these traitors out of office and restore sanity to Congress before you lose democracy altogether.
I fear that we already have and our next elections will be as free and fair as elections in Russia.
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Old 20th August 2019, 11:56 PM   #802
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
I fear that we already have and our next elections will be as free and fair as elections in Russia.
I still hold out hope - The Republicans really don't hold all the cards, after all, and even if they're cheating with the ones that they do have, they're getting caught enough to make it clear that they really, really need to be carefully watched. We are in very real and significant danger, but democracy is still the name of the game.
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Old 21st August 2019, 05:20 AM   #803
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In a shocking turn of events it would appear illegal activity is being covered up by the Republicans, and as a consequence...*checks notes* jack **** will happen!
Now all they need is Trump to pardon Butina.

What the Democrats need to do is make campaign commercials out of this.
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Old 10th September 2019, 04:35 AM   #804
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https://twitter.com/gregpmiller/stat...36854714306565

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Remarkable details emerging tonight from CNN, NYT and WaPo on CIA source who was extracted from Russia after providing critical intel on Kremlin interference in 2016 election.

Like so much intel reporting, the CIA Moscow stories have taken years to unspool. In part because it's hard, painstaking work and even under best circumstances some details just never come.

In some cases, details that news orgs initially agree to withhold at govt. behest spill out in subsequent reports.

WaPo knew in 2017 that CIA had human source in Kremlin with direct access to Putin, furnished docs showing Putin authorization of election interference plot. We held some back. But knew it would come out.

Details emerging tonight certainly surpass what we knew. Excellent reporting @shaneharris @julianbarnes @jimsciutto
Article embedded in first tweet.

This is huge if true, surely? The CIA knew that Putin personally authorised a campaign of interference in the 2016 elections - which means that, even if he didn't already know from any other source, Trump knew in 2017, as he would have been briefed. Yet he continued to deny it and to defend Putin.
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Old 10th September 2019, 04:49 AM   #805
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
https://twitter.com/gregpmiller/stat...36854714306565



Article embedded in first tweet.

This is huge if true, surely? The CIA knew that Putin personally authorised a campaign of interference in the 2016 elections - which means that, even if he didn't already know from any other source, Trump knew in 2017, as he would have been briefed. Yet he continued to deny it and to defend Putin.
Not to trumpers. What they can't rationalize, they simply deny.
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Old 10th September 2019, 05:24 AM   #806
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
Could you post the link to the article directly? Twitter's not visible here.
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Old 10th September 2019, 05:33 AM   #807
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
Could you post the link to the article directly? Twitter's not visible here.
It's paywalled, but: https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...abd_story.html
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Old 10th September 2019, 11:14 AM   #808
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
https://twitter.com/gregpmiller/stat...36854714306565



Article embedded in first tweet.

This is huge if true, surely? The CIA knew that Putin personally authorised a campaign of interference in the 2016 elections - which means that, even if he didn't already know from any other source, Trump knew in 2017, as he would have been briefed. Yet he continued to deny it and to defend Putin.
Err... Honestly, this is not new news. If I recall correctly, there was literally a tape of Putin ordering said illegal activity that came out, probably back in 2017. Yes, Trump's been brazenly lying and pretty much everyone actually paying real attention, right and left, knows it. The right's just been focused on distracting and lying to their listeners, like they have been for decades.
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Old 10th September 2019, 12:16 PM   #809
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Originally Posted by WilliamSeger View Post
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/u...nt-russia.html

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/09/polit...ted/index.html

And for the alternative facts version:
Fox: CIA slams CNN's 'misguided' and 'simply false' reporting on alleged CIA spy's extraction from Kremlin
I wonder if they are just trying to muddy the story altogether.
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The extraordinary CIA rebuke came as The New York Times published a bombshell piece late in the evening, which largely contradicted CNN's reporting. According to the Times, CIA officials "made the arduous decision in late 2016 to offer to extract the source from Russia" — weeks before Trump even took office.
Made the decision in 2016 and only carried it out now?
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Old 10th September 2019, 12:23 PM   #810
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Err... Honestly, this is not new news. If I recall correctly, there was literally a tape of Putin ordering said illegal activity that came out, probably back in 2017. Yes, Trump's been brazenly lying and pretty much everyone actually paying real attention, right and left, knows it. The right's just been focused on distracting and lying to their listeners, like they have been for decades.
Got a link for that? It's not like Putin is usually so direct.
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Old 10th September 2019, 12:57 PM   #811
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The Fox report, above, actually sounds credible. New reporters were the ones about to disclose the spy, not Trump's loose lips.

Of course Trump's loose lips might be behind the news reports. I don't understand any reporter that would actually work to out a spy for a story.

From the Fox report:
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An NBC reporter who knocked at the Russian's door was confronted by unidentified men in an SUV, presumed to be security personnel, within minutes. Speculation about the purported spy's identity, using publicly available records, quickly circulated on social media after NBC News' report revealed identifiable details about his living situation. Russian officials reportedly said the man at the center of those reports worked in the presidential administration but was fired and did not have direct access to Putin.
This is a mess, I'm glad the spy is now safe. Except he probably has to worry about being poisoned.


Whoops, this extraction was in 2017 and only being reported now.
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Old 10th September 2019, 11:59 PM   #812
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Got a link for that? It's not like Putin is usually so direct.
Hmm. I'm getting a lot of hits about Putin talking about pee tapes and the Trump-Putin Helsinki meeting, but I'm not seeing the articles that I'm fairly sure I read back then? I suppose it's possible that I was slightly misremembering something like this, but... meh? I seem to recall it as a slightly different, albeit likely related, story to what that Guardian article deals with. Possibly a leak from the report referenced there? As for Putin's directness, I seem to recall it being more of an order to a person who would pass the order along to more relevant parties. It was specifically held up as noteworthy because the intelligence community had fairly certainly deliberately leaked it to counter Trump's repeated lies about Putin and Russia's involvement in attacking our elections? Meh. My apologies for not having a link handy.
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